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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas LONGHORNS, AGGIES BAULE IN FINAL SHOWDOWN SPORTS, 7 50« New Braunfels FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25.2011 h era I d-ze i tu nö. corri SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINGE 1852 Proposed plan upsets fanners Say they only recently discovered proposed route might cut through their property ByDrmvSlont The Herald-Zeitung C)p|K>nents of the outer kx)f) frans|M)rtation plan have fxNMi organizefi ami unittKi for years. Opponents of an alternative [ilan, howevi'r, hav(’ only had tvvo months to [jrep.ire and heard few fletails alxRit — a pro|)osal that could aff(H:;t their projx'rty and their livt's. After dec ades of (Tlanninj» and preparing for an outer l(X )f) thoroughfare to divert Iraffii around Nevv Braunfels, th(> < ity sufldenly s\vit(h('il gears <tnd introduced .vn ('ntirely nevv plan in September, I>i(' |)lan novi/ involves ,i p.irkvv.iy that will expand and (OfUKH l roads through rural New Braunf(*ls, whith has the potential of adversely im[)ac ting pro|H‘rty See PLAN, Page 8 ONLINE Scan this QR code to view a draft map of the plan or read this story at herald7eitung.com HEAPING HELPINGS OF FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP Ptiotos t)v UURA McKENZIt The Herald Zeitunq Austin Vincent, 14, joins fellow volunteers as he helps prepare plates of food tor the many guests ot Thursday's 11tfi annual New Braunfels Coninriuniiy Thanksgiving Dinner at the tVlcKenna Event Center SHARING, CARING Community Thanksgiving Dinner feeds 2,300 in area By Dalondo Moultrie The Herakl-Zeitung Nearly .SOO volunteers hel[)ed prepare al)out 2,300 meals and deliv('red more than 1,000 plates Thursday as part of this year's annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in New Braunfels, organizers said Host('d by C entral Texas Advo-(iites tor Seniors, the tree dinner began about 11 a.m. and was scheduled to last until about 2 p.m. at the McKenna tvent Center, said Iris Bowden, chair of the C'TAS board of directors. Diners See THANKS. Page 12 Volunteer Cheryl Huish, center, gives slices ot pie to Jesse and Juliana Gonzales during the 11th annual Nkw Braunfels Conimunity Thani<sgiving Dinner at the McKenna Event Center on Thursday, Big turnout for annual Gruene Turkey Trot By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung The third annual C'jruene Turkey Trot 5K RunAValk promised to be bigger than either of its predc'ces-sors. Neither the event nor the community disappointc'd. "I am blown away with this response/' said jennifer Tharp, Comal County criminal district attorney, just before the starter |>is-toi sounded the opening of the charity race. "Our goal was 1,500 and we áre way beyond that." In its first year in 2009, race coordinators expected 200 [)ar-^ tieipants and saw nearly 700 register The next year, about 1,200 |)eople responded to the event cofounded by Tharp and Det. Sgt. LAUlWMcKENZIEIHerald-Zeituiii) Participants take-oft from the starting line outside of Gruene Hall during the third annual Gruene Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Thursday morning. Tommy Ward of the t!omal Coun^ ty Sheriff's Office. By the time Sheriff Boli Holdc'r fired the shot kicking off the rac:t‘. rharp s.»id more than 1,500 adults had regist('red. She had no official tounl ()l ( hildr('n partic ipating l)iit estimated more than 125 youth (anu‘ out. IIh' Turkey Chase, for ages 11 and \ ()ung('i, had kids i hase a turk(’v mascot for a quarter of a mile. Lach ( hild participating was promisc'd lo rt'Ceive a Turkey Tom-niv (namt'd atter Ward) medal. the ITianksgiving Day event raises funds for the ('omal Cops For Kids Foundation, a charitable foundation designed to benefit al)usc'd, ('ndangert'd, or underprivileged children and adults along with ageiK ic's of similar goals, inc luding the' New Braunfels See TROT, Page 12 ► THANKSGIVING Holiday celebratec arounc country NEW YORK (AP) SpcH tators chec'red and sang at annual Thanksgiving Day parade's from New York to Philadelphia to Detroit and triends ('n)oyed feasts with strangers at Occupy [)rotcM gatherings, reminding eac h oth('r there is much to bc' gratetul for despite' the country's hard economic timc's. Delighted crowds gath ered Tnursd.iy tor Macv 's Thanksgiving I )ay l^arade on the streets of Manhattan under brilli.int sunshine'. Millions mort' vic'vved th<' live broack asl of the annual holiday production on telc‘-vision from the comtort ot their homes "Hi're conies Snncvpy'" said an e\( ited Regan lynch, 5, nudging her grandtather, Nick f’agnoz/i Pai^nozzi, 5‘), ot Saddk' RivcT, N.I., drove into the city at b a.m. to gc't a sc'at on the blea( hc*rs along Ct'n tral Park West. He said Rc'giin wantc'd to make sure* he took [)i( tun's ot ever\ balloon. With w'inds gusting to 22 mili's per hour and tem[)er^ atures in the mid-U)s, parade-gcx'rs in Dc'troit bun-dk'd up. Rc'torc' the* celebration, 21,000 runnc'rs tol lowed the* I ours(' lor tlie Turkey Trot ract'S. A cluster ot Ford Modc'l T cars in the parade testitic'd to the cit\'s status as Amc'rica's battered but relx)unding auto c apital. "I know that for many ot you, this Thanksgiving is See HOLIDAY, Page 8 WEATHER, 8 SYLVIE ELROD LAMAR ELEMENTARY Morning fog, late showers High; 75 Low; 45 Classifieds Comics Crosswords Obituaries Planner Sports TV m 10 _.s 11 159 I; No, 13 1 section, 12 pages vvedduiRS/t^ecetitions, r’.trties in the Uptnwn Courtyard Relax A^er a Busy Day at The Uptown 56825 00001 50 cents Dovynstairs itT the Prince Solms Inn 295 È; ëan Antonio 830^708-5411 For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ Learni what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan. Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-riewsletter in your e-mail box each ^ morning herald-zeitung:com. Click 'Herald-Zeitung Mailing List'
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